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As of this writing, America once again leads the world in coronavirus cases. Brazil has seen a rapid spike and now holds the second-highest case total in the world. Through a consistent, concerted, unified effort some nations have drastically reduced the number of new cases daily.Some Americans continue risking their lives in the endless pursuit of currency, freedom and entertainment. 

At 6:30 a.m. each day, a team of blind and visually impaired employees assemble in a production line at LightHouse Industries (LHI): mixing chemicals, filling bottles, packing pallets and loading trucks. They are supplying the federal government with Skilcraft All Purpose and Glass Cleaner and PURE Bioscience Hard Surface Disinfectant. The disinfectant is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s time to end the stigma associated with experiencing and seeking treatment for mental illness. This is especially important now, after nine weeks of sheltering in place. COVID-19 has increased stress and anxiety about our health, jobs and businesses, finances and education, restricted our mobility and created uncertainty about the future.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) offers these tips for coping with stress during COVID-19:

All Good Living’s Chris Tam, Councilmember Malia Vella and Alameda Unified School District President Mia Bonta were among the volunteers at Alameda Point Collaborative who distributed donated masks and curbside meals to students’ families. The crisis has students distance learning and without this service they would be required to go without the meals usually provided to them as part of their school lunch programs.

Alameda County has seen a small spike in confirmed coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, according to the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD).

On Monday, May 18, ACPHD released a daily update of the county’s confirmed COVID-19 cases on its website. In the two weeks since the Alameda Sun last reported ACPHD’s results, COVID-19 cases have increased by 713, from 1,809 on May 4, to 2,522 on May 18. In the two weeks prior, from April 20 to May 4, Alameda County reported 618 new coronavirus cases.

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